investigation

Whodunnit, and why? All about criminal investigations and the forensic methods used to search for clues and collect evidence to get to the bottom of the crime.

  • Jasmine Smoot-Leyva
    Published a day ago
    What Caused Amber Guyger's Conviction?

    What Caused Amber Guyger's Conviction?

    It’s easy to understand our current situation. In the United States, African Americans are three times more likely to be killed by police officers than white people (Mapping Police Violence). Additionally, said offending officers are rarely indicted—and when they are, their sentences are less than favorable. Out of 98 non-federal law enforcement officer arrests, only 35 had been convicted of a crime involving fatal, on-duty shootings since 2005. (Ross, para. 8). The case of Amber Guyger, however, proves to be an exception.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 27 days ago
    Talking Star: 'The Star Report': Three  More Women Accuse Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Talking Star: 'The Star Report': Three More Women Accuse Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Star starts the show by wishing everyone a great Columbus Day. He describes the man as an explorer and a syphilis carrier. Here, Star displays his hatred laced with humor and honesty regarding such a controversial historical figure. Mr. Torain asks his audience if the Italian explorer ever stepped foot in North America. The topic then shifts to the murder charge of former cop Aaron Dean. Then, the talk concerns allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at Cuba Gooding Jr. Star then refers to Roland Martin as a powerhouse but questions whether the man is still a “factor.” Tammy Kemp appears to be “on tour” or the media circuit in connection to her actions in the Guyger case.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about a month ago
    Talking Star: Cassidy vs. Arsonal Reactions

    Talking Star: Cassidy vs. Arsonal Reactions

    On a research show, Star sifts through the data to be even more accurate. Judge Tammy Kemp is talking with sense at this time. Star supports snitching and has a campaign called “Start Snitching” and an organization called Snitch Network. Mr. Torain holds that the late Joshua Brown did the right thing. This shows the consistency and integration of ideals that Mr. Torain displays. Also on the show, Mr. Torain explores the rap battle waged by Arsonal and Cassidy.
  • Phoenixx Fyre Dean
    Published about a month ago
    Missing or Murdered? (Part 2)

    Missing or Murdered? (Part 2)

    There are thi ngs that you know if you are from Bloomington, Indiana. You know Mama Bear's Pizza. You know the best spots for the adrenaline rush that comes with cliff diving. You know the architecture rivals that of "Hogwarts" on the campus of Indiana University. You know exactly what it takes to "Sink the Biz." You know basketball, and you speak the name of Bobby Knight with almost reverence (At the risk of having a chair thrown at you, do not speak ill of "The General"!). You know the best live music can be found at The Bluebird or The Bishop. You know the best cuisine from throughout the world can be found in Bloomington. You know all four seasons intimately, and you know Kilroy's Sports Bar.
  • Graham Stewart
    Published about a month ago
    Who Shot the Sheriff?

    Who Shot the Sheriff?

    A town loses both their Sheriff and Deputy to gun violence in a short period of time. Would you believe a suspect that said that he shot and killed one of them and not the other? What are the chances that a municipality that is small enough to have but one Sheriff and one Deputy will have them both shot in separate incidents by multiple culprits?
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about a month ago
    Reason First: Was this Wilmington, Delaware Ex-Councilman Greedy?

    Reason First: Was this Wilmington, Delaware Ex-Councilman Greedy?

    Greed is good. And no, it’s not in the sense of the 1987 Oscar® award-winning film Wall Street. The speech from that movie regarding avarice remains to be one of the most monumental oratory deliveries in movie history. But it falls short. It doesn’t explain the intricacies and the profound value of what it means to be greedy. Most people confuse greed with gluttony. The difference is that the former is about production and the latter is about consumption, particularly destruction.
  • Phoenixx Fyre Dean
    Published 2 months ago
    The Christmas Angel

    The Christmas Angel

    Christmas is supposed to be fun and full of excitement, but for one family, it only brings heartache. It was Christmas Eve when Calab was on his way to see his friends, looking at the Christmas trees that were adorned with brightly lit bulbs in bold colors and could be seen through the blinds in most of the homes along Riverside Drive in Evansville, Indiana. The air was crisp, and Calab was thankful for the ride from his brother-in-law, Richie Rivera, to see his friends at Woodland Park Apartments. Nobody knew that would be the last time Calab would see the lights on the Christmas trees or celebrate Christmas, or any other holiday with his family and friends. Nobody knew that before night's end, Calab would be dead, the victim of a single bullet wound to the head. In what seems to be normal practice, The Evansville Police Department called the death "suspicious", but little has been done to find out what happened to Calab Luckett.
  • Phoenixx Fyre Dean
    Published 2 months ago
    Missing or Murdered?

    Missing or Murdered?

    Every forty seconds a child goes missing in the United States. Most of the time, that missing child isn't missing after all, but has made his or her way to a friend or relative's house without the knowledge of the parent or guardian. Sometimes though, the unthinkable happens, and despite all of the precautions that may be in place, a child disappears. It is especially troubling when a child that is unable to care for themselves goes missing. Such is the case of eight-month-old Amiah Josaphine Leann Robertson from Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 months ago
    Reason First: Thought over Fear

    Reason First: Thought over Fear

    With the spate of mass shootings in the United States over the past decade, the First State got a false alarm that seemed all too real to staff and students. The Delaware State University campus received a lock down notice after text messages proclaiming that a shooter or shooters would be on the premises. Multiple police agencies swept the campus in search of a gunman but found no weapons, reported no injuries or fatalities, or anything suspicious. What all this spells is that fear is still a token of lowlifes.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 months ago
    Reason First: What Is the Root of All Shootings in Wilmington, Delaware?

    Reason First: What Is the Root of All Shootings in Wilmington, Delaware?

    As Wilmington police investigate what looks like yet another shooting in the city sometimes called “Killmington, Hellaware,” it is easy to say that the firearm discharges are due to a spat, turf war, or drug deal gone wrong. The root of all of this madness is irrationalism. Unthinking factions roam the streets, filled with emotion and armed to the teeth. With just a minor exchange of words in a disagreement or maybe a misunderstanding, the guns are drawn. Only in a city as small as Wilmington, in a state as small as Delaware are these cases amplified due to the relatively low number of citizens who occupy the First State in the Union, and the “Place to be Somebody.”
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 months ago
    Reason First: The Smyrna Incident

    Reason First: The Smyrna Incident

    Mystery swirls around the city of Smyrna, Delaware. The uncertainty concerns the remains of a young child discovered on Little Lass Fields, adjacent to Smyrna Middle School. The discovery has rattled the community that has a few answers, but still other questions abound. If the child came from another location and was left in the fields, or if he or she wandered to their final resting place are but a few details that the Smyrna Police department would like to make clear.
  • Marshall Stevenson
    Published 2 months ago
    How to Find Recent Arrests

    How to Find Recent Arrests

    Arrests are a matter of public record, so unless the related documents are sealed or deleted by a court, anyone is free to access the information. The rules on reading these records may vary from place to place, but in Gainesville, Florida, you only need the basics to get started.